a monument of Hercules in Region XI
may have been either a shrine or a statue 1
(cf. HERCULES CUBANS
Some evidence for the latter view is a marble base found near the round
temple in the forum Boarium, with an inscription (CIL vi. 33936
[Hercules invictus ..... ]o Olivarius opus Scopae minoris
; NS 1895,
; Mitt. 1896, 99-102
; 1897, 56-70
: BC 1897, 55
; 1917, 184
epithet olivarius may well indicate the presence in that district of dealers
in oil who regarded Hercules as their tutelary deity (HJ 145-146; DAP 2.
vi. 261; RE viii. 580
; Rosch. i.2960
, for literature and other explanations).